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Morning Announcements: October 14, 2010

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October 14, 2010 02:53 pm

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Morning_Announcements6In the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof writes an excellent column on what the Arab country of Oman can teach us about the power of education.
Politics Daily asks, Did the White House Abandon Michelle Rhee, Education’s Superwoman? And the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post editorial boards discuss Rhee’s resignation and the appointment of Kaya Henderson as interim chancellor of DC public schools.

The Los Angeles Times reports that an effort to lessen layoffs at three middle schools has became a vehicle to propel fundamental changes, such as requiring layoffs at the same rate campus by campus. It also sidestepped teachers union resistance.

In New York, overcowding in some of Queens’ large, generalized high schools appears to be up this fall – and the culprit could be the borough’s high number of struggling schools, according to the New York Daily News.

 

In Minnesota, two Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday they would push for a bill to protect victims of bullies at schools if there is a special legislative session called soon to respond to several natural disasters.

The New Jersey Spotlight reports that the New Jersey Department of Education is expected to receive a record number of applicants for its new fast-track approval process for charter schools, with national networks jumping into the mix.

The South Dakota school board and the National School Boards Association seek clarification on how states can use emergency education aid approved by Congress.

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